Australia vs South Africa 2018, Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell takes a brilliant catch in the one-off T20I. Image Courtesy: Getty

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell took a stunning catch in the rain-shortened one-off T20I against South Africa on Saturday in Gold Coast.

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Maxwell bags a stunner

However, the wet conditions at the newest venue saw the match getting reduced to ten overs per side. Australia after winning the toss had sent the visitors to bat first. Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks got the Proteas off to a flying start, as the Australian bowlers struggled to find their rhythm.

Meanwhile, Hendricks was caught on the boundary bringing the skipper Faf du Plessis to the crease. Now, when the South Africans were looking strong to put a massive total on the board, fell Faf du Plessis’ wicket. Glenn Maxwell, who was standing at the deep mid-wicket area grabbed a stunner to get Australia back on track. The all-rounder first caught the ball near the boundary rope, and with his momentum falling forward, he pushed the ball in the air and later completed a relatively easy catch.

Glenn Maxwell, Australia vs South Africa 2018
Maxwell celebrates the fall of a wicket with teammates. Image Courtesy: Getty


More often than not, Glenn Maxwell keeps pulling off such stunners on the field. However, speaking of the game, South Africa hit a total of 108 for six in ten overs, courtesy some quick hitting from the top-order batsmen.

However, while chasing, the Aussies never looked in touch and kept on losing wickets at a brief interval. Glenn Maxwell, who had earlier made headlines with his acrobatic efforts on the field, was seen fighting the lost battle until the final delivery. With this, South Africa had beaten Australia in the one-off T20I by 21 runs.

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